State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PLANT TECHNICIAN 3
Supervises assistants and performs activities in irrigating, fertilizing, pest control, breeding, management, and general care of plants for research and teaching functions;
Observes plants for symptoms indicating disease or insect infestation; administers prescribed treatment for diseases and pest control;
Cleans farm, greenhouse and nursery facilities;
Oversees or maintains records consistent with management, research, and cultural programs;
Demonstrates laboratory exercises for students;
Performs related duties as required.
High school graduation or GED certificate and four years of work experience in plant research, including one year in managing a major farming operation.
College training in one of the plant sciences may be substituted, year-for-year, for required experience. Additional years of experience in plant research may be substituted, year-for-year, for high school education.
Specified course work or experience within a discipline may be required.
Class Specification History
General revision. Revises title (formerly Plant Technician III), class code (formerly 4517), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.